In the Maldives, we’re blessed with plenty of options when it comes to luxury island retreats. Across a series of blogs, we’ve handpicked some of our far-flung favourites so you can get a flavour of what each of these beautiful boltholes has to offer in terms of its whereabouts, food, accommodation and unique experiences. It’s the turn of the super-chic and sophisticated Huvafen Fushi…
Location, location, location
Huvafen Fushi has some of the best tropical views in the Malé Atoll (it’s only a 30-minute speedboat ride from Malé airport) and, most importantly, feels like you’ve fallen off the map. There are no nearby islands, pesky boat traffic or noisy planes overhead. It’s just you, your loved one and a big dollop of toes-in-the-sand seclusion.
Food for thought
There’s only one way to describe Huvafen Fushi’s cuisine options: eclectic. You can dine overwater two ways, either Japanese style at Feeling Koi or with the freshest seafood on offer at Celsius. Enjoy wood-fired pizza with your toes in the sand at Forno and head below the surface to Vinum, the first underground wine cellar in the Maldives.
A good night’s sleep
Whether you’re by the beach, fronting the lagoon or over the water, Huvafen Fushi’s super-stylish bungalows are filled with tranquil colours and an aura of sophistication. Each comes with their own private plunge pool, while butlers are on hand to tend to your every need at any hour of the day.
The resort is home to the world’s only underwater spa. We bet there aren’t many other places more soothing to have a massage than being surrounded by a kaleidoscopic reef.
Our Turquoise tip
Head down to the shores at 6.30pm every evening to witness the on-site marine biologist feeding the stingrays, who might otherwise struggle to find food.
7 nights at Huvafen Fushi in a Beach Bungalow with Pool
Includes international flights and transfers
From £3,399 per person